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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Etz Hayim named one of Sun Gazette's Best Places to Worship in their Best of Arlington roundup!

2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

High Holy Day Ticket Order Deadline: Wednesday, August 20 ($50 Late fee for all orders after this date; see below)

Saturday, August 30 | Shabbat Services with Special Blessing for Rising Kindergarteners

Sunday, September 7 | Membership Open House, 11:00am; Congregational Picnic, 12:00pm

Saturday, September 13 | 9:30 Club Meditation with Rabbi Bass, 9:30am

Sunday, September 14 | King David Cemetery Visit & Service, 1:15pm (at King David Cemetery, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA)

Saturday, September 20 | 9:30 Club Parashat HaShavuah with Rabbi Bass, 9:30am



Shalom Members and Friends! Tickets are now available for our High Holy Day services (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). Click below to download the ticket order form, introduction letter and schedule of services. Please send your completed form with payment to the Etz Hayim office before August 20; a late fee of $50 applies to all orders received after this date.

Etz Hayim Members: CLICK HERE for the Member Ticket Forms

Non-Members: CLICK HERE for Non-Member Ticket Forms

Refer to the full schedule of High Holy Day services here.



Etz Hayim's Religious School has begun registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Registering your child(ren) for the coming school year as soon as possible will be helpful in our planning. The online registration forms are found by following the three links below. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of each of these forms.

1) Student Registration Form, to be completed for each child
2) Parent/Guardian Information Form, to be completed once per family
3) Parent Volunteer Form, to be completed once per household

At the Religious School page you will find the Tuition Schedule explaining the current tuition pricing, as well as the 2014-15 school calendar.


If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.